The Blessings of Redemption1 Paul a an apostle of b Christ Jesus ▼
▼ Lit through, d by the will of God, To the ▼
▼ Or holy ones, f saints who are ▼
▼ Three early mss do not contain at Ephesusat h Ephesus and i who are faithful in j Christ Jesus: 2 k Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 l Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in m the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as n He chose us in Him before o the foundation of the world, that we would be p holy and blameless before ▼
▼ Or Him, in loveHim. r In love 5 ▼
▼ Lit having predestinedHe t predestined us to u adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself v according to the ▼
▼ Lit good pleasurekind intention of His will, 6 x to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in y the Beloved. 7 z In ▼ Him we have ab redemption ac through His blood, the ad forgiveness of our trespasses, according to ae the riches of His grace 8 which He ▼
▼ Lit made abundant towardlavished on ▼
▼ Or us, in all wisdom and insightus. In all wisdom and insight 9 He ▼
▼ Lit making known, ai made known to us the mystery of His will, aj according to His ▼
▼ Lit good pleasurekind intention which He al purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration ▼
▼ Lit ofsuitable to an the fullness of the times, that is ao the summing up of all things in Christ, things ▼
▼ Lit uponin the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11 ▼
▼ Lit in whom alsoalso we ▼
▼ Or were made a heritage, as have obtained an inheritance, having been at predestined au according to His purpose who works all things av after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in ▼
▼ I.e. the MessiahChrist would be ax to the praise of His glory. 13 In ▼ Him, you also, after listening to az the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation— having also ▼
▼ Or believed in Him, you were sealedbelieved, you were bb sealed in ▼ Him with bd the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is ▼
▼ Or a down payment, bf given as a pledge of bg our inheritance, with a view to the bh redemption of bi God’s own possession bj to the praise of His glory. 15 For this reason I too bk having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and ▼
▼ Three early mss do not contain your loveyour love for bm all the ▼
▼ V 1, note 2saints, 16 bo do not cease giving thanks for you, bp while making mention of you in my prayers; 17 that the bq God of our Lord Jesus Christ, br the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of bs wisdom and of bt revelation in the ▼
▼ Or true knowledgeknowledge of Him. 18 I pray that bv the eyes of your heart ▼
▼ Lit beingmay be enlightened, so that you will know what is the bx hope of His by calling, what are bz the riches of the glory of ca His inheritance in cb the ▼
▼ Or holy onessaints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. cd These are in accordance with the working of the ce strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He cf raised Him from the dead and cg seated Him at His right hand in ch the heavenly places, 21 far above ci all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every cj name that is named, not only in ck this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He cl put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as cm head over all things to the church, 23 which is His cn body, the co fullness of Him who cp fills cq all in all.
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